April 10, 2008

Paradise Found

The snapshot above is one of several lagoons on the beautiful island of O'ahu, Hawaii. This is the Ko O'lina resort area beach, where the Walt Disney Company will soon be opening their newest resort. A stunning location! Wide expanses of quiet beach and incredibly beautiful water gives this a charm not soon forgotten.

The wedding chapel is in view turning the other direction from the focus of the earlier shot. Apparently is there quite a waiting list to be wed here. The green grass and stunning palms gives a slight idea of the lush gardens that are found around the few existing hotels at Ko O'lina- along with shark pools, man-made reefs, fountains and statuary. It's all lovely- and expensive. Yet, it did it's job as my wife and I didn't want to leave.

The new Disney resort may not be quite as beautful and relatively low key as the Polynesian Resort in Florida due to the proposed high rise section, but that is balanced out by one small piece of information: It's found in Hawaii, not Central Florida. Paradise found, indeed!

(Photographs copyright Mark Taft.)

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